15-Day Extension of Data Submission Period for Initiation of Risk Assessments for Chemicals in Drinking Water

On October 28, 2016, the California Environmental Protection Agency’s Office of Environmental Health Hazard Assessment (OEHHA) published in the California Regulatory Notice Register (Register 2016, No. 44-Z) an Announcement of Process to Update Public Health Goals for Chemicals in Drinking Water under the Calderon-Sher California Safe Drinking Water Act of 1996.[1]  The chemicals for which initiation of reviews were announced are:

  • Cis-1,2-Dichloroethylene
  • Trans-1,2-Dichloroethylene
  • Hexavalent Chromium
  • Nickel

The October 28 notice requested information on these chemicals that could assist in updating the risk assessments and initiated a 30-day data submission period that was scheduled to close on November 28, 2016.  OEHHA has received a request from KP Public Affairs, on behalf of the California Manufacturers and Technology Association and the American Chemistry Council, seeking an extension of the data submission period for information relating to hexavalent chromium.  OEHHA hereby extends the submission period for information relating to hexavalent chromium until 5:00 p.m., Tuesday, December 13, 2016.

All information submitted to OEHHA in response to this request is considered public. Please do not submit proprietary information. OEHHA encourages submission of information in electronic form, rather than in paper form.  Information transmitted by e-mail should be addressed to PHG.Program@oehha.ca.gov with the chemical name in the subject line. Information submitted in paper form may be mailed or delivered in person to the address below:


Pesticide and Environmental Toxicology Branch
Office of Environmental Health Hazard Assessment
California Environmental Protection Agency
P.O. Box 4010, MS-12B
Sacramento, California 95812
Attention: PHG Program

In person:

Sacramento Office
1001 I Street,
Sacramento, CA 95814
(916) 324-7572
Map and directions

If you have any questions, please contact Ms. Hermelinda Jimenez at (916) 324-7572 or email PHG.Program@oehha.ca.gov.


[1] See Health and Safety Code section 116365

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